These tips from the pediatricians of CHKD Medical Group can help your child get off to a great start in school.

  1. Allow your child to express her fears without judging her feelings.
  2. To build her confidence, remind her of other times she succeeded despite initial anxiety.
  3. Make preparations like back-to-school shopping a celebration.
  4. Go to the open house at your child's school to see the classroom and meet the teacher.
  5. Rehearse walking to the bus stop and saying good-bye and saying hello to the teacher.
  6. Adjust bedtimes and wake-up times now, so your child will be in the routine before school starts.